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Iraqi Kurdistan releases video with alleged statements by jailed journalists, activists
E-Kurd - 2021-03-05 13:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— More than two weeks after they were controversially sentenced to six years in prison in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), which belongs to Barzani’s KDP party, on Thursday released a vide ...
KDP poisoning journalists and activists from Behdinan
ANF - 2021-03-04 15:09
There are concerns about Behdinan activists who are currently in prison. According to information obtained from local sources, a virulent poison is mixed into the drinking water of the activists. ...
Freedom of press in Turkey: 72 journalists appeared in court in February
ANF - 2021-03-04 13:17
The Dicle Firat Association of Journalists stressed that journalistic activities would continue with the motto "Free press, free society" against oppression. ...
Egyptian columnist Gamal al-Gamal arrested, charged with terrorism, false news - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2021-03-04 00:49
Turquía: silencio en el sultanato
Kurdistan America Latina - 2021-03-01 00:14
Desde 2012, Turquía es considerada una de las mayores cárceles de periodistas del mundo según el Committee to Protect Journalists, y en 2020 ocupó el puesto 154 en el ranking de libertad de prensa elaborado por Reporteros Sin Fronteras. The post Turquía: ...
Iraqi Kurdistan: Authorities Step Up Intimidation With Harsh Sentences Against 5 Activists And Journalists | Scoop News
Scoop - 2021-02-25 20:54
Swedish intellectuals call for the release of Ahmet Altan
ANF - 2021-02-24 20:47
More than 10 journalists and writers' organizations in Sweden made a joint statement for the release of journalist Ahmet Altan. ...
UPDATED: Rudaw journalists taken into PMF custody in Shingal released
Rûdaw - 2021-02-24 20:47
Journalists and family pay tribute to Yeni Ülke reporter
ANF - 2021-02-24 19:25
Cengiz Altun, a journalist with Yeni Ülke newspaper, who was killed by the Turkish state in Batman in 1992, was commemorated at his grave. ...
Erbil court convicts journalists, activists of spying, organizing armed groups - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Al Monitor - 2021-02-24 16:53
Özgür Gündem trial postponed to 22 June
ANF - 2021-02-24 12:26
The hearing of the trial against Özgür Gündem newspaper's co-editor-in-chief Hüseyin Aykol, managing editor Reyhan Çapan and various journalists was postponed to 22 June. ...
Swedish journalists call on Erdoğan to release jailed author Ahmet Altan - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2021-02-23 23:23
Iraq: Alarm raised over free speech in Kurdistan after jailing of journalists | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2021-02-23 02:00
Imprisoned journalists, activists in Iraqi Kurdistan go on hunger strike: families
E-Kurd - 2021-02-21 13:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— The wife of imprisoned Kurdish journalist Sherwan Sherwani said on Saturday that her husband has been on hunger strike since Tuesday along with four other journalists and activists to protest what they say was a misc ...
344 writers and journalist sign text in solidarity with Boğaziçi University protests
ANF - 2021-02-21 10:04
Writers, poets and journalists expressed their support to the students protesting the appointment of AKP's Melih Bulu as rector to Boğaziçi University. 344 people signed the text promoted by the Writers Union of Turkey. ...
6 year jail for two Iraqi Kurdish journalists is unfair says Committee to Protect Journalists-ANI - BW Businessworld
Businessworld - 2021-02-21 06:24
6-year jail for Iraqi Kurdish journalists unfair, says Committee to Protect Journalists, World News | wionews.com
Wionews - 2021-02-20 23:48
Condemnation after Iraqi-Kurd journalists given 6 years in jail
Al Jazeera - 2021-02-20 17:53
Sentences spark outrage across the Kurdish region where press freedom has been in precipitous decline for some time. ...
Journalists and activists sentenced to prison by KDP go on hunger strike
ANF - 2021-02-20 16:15
Three journalists and two activists from Behdinan were sentenced to 6 years in prison in Hewler, the capital of the Kurdistan Region earlier this week. ...
Adham Barzani calls for release of detained journalists, activists in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2021-02-20 15:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Adham Barzani, the cousin of KDP party leader Massoud Barzani on Friday called on judicial authorities to release seven journalists and activists from Duhok province who were charged with national security offences. ...
Watchdog slams Iran’s suppression of journalists | Arab News
Arabnews - 2021-02-20 09:53
Duhok journalists trial: US embassy urges respect... | Rudaw.net
Rûdaw - 2021-02-19 20:46
Women Journalists Under Attack: A Global Problem and the UK is Not Immune – Byline Times
Bylinetimes - 2021-02-19 20:19
Nechirvan Barzani observing case of jailed journalists, activists in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2021-02-19 15:57
Nechirvan Barzani says no one has the right to intervene in court affairs HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan region president Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday he is watching the legal case of five journalists and activists who were ...
Barzani observing case of jailed journalists, respects independence of courts
Rûdaw - 2021-02-19 01:53
Statement of President Nechirvan Barzani on court decision regarding freelance journalists
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-02-19 01:44
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, February 18, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani issued the following statement on the recent court decision regarding freelance journalists: We continue efforts to develop our institutions in accordance with human r ...
Somali police detain three journalists in Mogadishu, confiscate equipment
Hornobserver - 2021-02-19 00:38
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Court Convicts Journalists of Spying | Voice of America - English
Voanews - 2021-02-19 00:22
Iraqi Kurdistan judiciary council says trial of journalists was ‘transparent’
E-Kurd - 2021-02-18 19:06
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Following outrage from local and international watchdogs and lawmakers at the six-year prison sentences handed down to five journalists and activists in Erbil, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Judiciary Council responded o ...
Iraqi Kurdish Court Sentences Journalists to Jail | MENAFN.COM
Menafn - 2021-02-18 13:57
CPJ slams Iraqi Kurdistan court ruling on journalists
E-Kurd - 2021-02-17 19:40
NEW YORK,— In response to Tuesday’s sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to six years each in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Today’s sentencing of journalist ...
Iraq's Kurdish region jails journalists, activists over protests
Spacewar - 2021-02-17 18:29
3 journalists and 2 activists sentenced to prison in Hewler
ANF - 2021-02-17 16:41
Three journalists and two activists in Hewler, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, were sentenced to 6 years in prison each over the same charges, facing reaction from many parliamentarians. ...
Trial of journalists, activists was open and transparent: Kurdistan Region Judicial Council
Rûdaw - 2021-02-17 13:51
CFWIJ says Turkey is carrying out a policy of intimidation against journalists
ANF - 2021-02-17 11:14
The Coalition For Women In Journalism called for the immediate release of journalists Şehriban Abi, Nazan Sala and Zeynep Durgut. ...
Police attack journalists with tear gas and rubber bullets at Istanbul protest - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2021-02-17 09:50
Journalists' unions demand release of five government critics jailed in Iraqi Kurdistan | Morning Star
Morningstaronline - 2021-02-16 20:50
Five journalists, activists sentenced to 6 years in prison in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2021-02-16 19:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— In a case seen as emblematic of the deterioration of freedom of expression and the press in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in recent years, five journalists and activists were each sentenced to six years in prison by a court ...
Iraqi Kurdish court sentences journalists Sherwani Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to 6 years in jail - Committee to Protect Journalists
Journalists, human rights activist given suspended sentences on terror charges in Özgür Gündem trial - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2021-02-15 19:59
Journalists, activists, go on trial in Iraqi Kurdistan over ‘endangering’ national security
E-Kurd - 2021-02-15 15:44
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— A group of journalists and activists from Duhok who were arrested last year and accused of endangering national security, went on trial on Monday in Erbil. Activist Badal Barwari and journalists Sherwan Sherwani and ...
Vice News Journalists Detained in Turkey on Charges of 'Aiding a Terrorist Organization'
Nbcnews - 2021-02-15 09:22
Barzani accuses activists and journalists of espionage
ANF - 2021-02-12 08:18
Since last year, several journalists, activists and teachers in Southern Kurdistan have been arbitrarily held in pre-trial detention. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani accuses them of "espionage" in typical Erdogan fashion-without a shred of evidence. ...
Masrour Barzani alleges, without evidence, journalists arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan are ‘spies’
E-Kurd - 2021-02-10 21:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Masrour Barzani, the prime minster of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday accused journalists and activists who were arrested by his KDP party’s affiliated security forces in Duhok governorate’s Badinan ...
Iran slammed for arresting journalists | Arab News
Arabnews - 2021-02-06 22:55
DFG report: 88 journalists currently behind bars in Turkey
ANF - 2021-02-06 15:52
The Dicle Firat Journalists'Association has published its balance sheet on repression and rights violations in the area of press freedom in Turkey for the month of January. According to the report, 88 media professionals are currently in prison. ...
Media watchdog condemns ‘outrageous’ arrests of journalists in Iran
Rûdaw - 2021-02-06 08:03
International organisations call on Turkey to end persecution of journalists
ANF - 2021-02-03 09:33
17 free speech, human rights and journalists’ organizations support Reporters Without Borders representative Erol Önderoğlu, whose retrial opens today. ...
Turkish women journalists fighting the discourse of male state violence - International report
RFI - 2021-01-29 06:07
Journalist detained by KDP forces in Duhok
ANF - 2021-01-27 13:58
The KDP administration’s repression against journalists continues increasingly. ...
“We are the few journalists who resist through writing in Kurdish” - Gülistan Korban | Ahval
Ahvalnews - 2021-01-17 10:17
IFJ and EFJ call for release of journalists
ANF - 2021-01-16 11:12
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) called for an immediate release of the four journalists detained by police in eastern Turkey on 6 October. ...
HRW has ‘generalized’ violations against protesters and journalists: KRG official
Rûdaw - 2021-01-15 20:47
Turkish police raid Etkin News Agency, arrest reporter Pınar Gayıp - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2021-01-15 15:19
Journalists at Morning Star union makes Leyla Güven honorary member
ANF - 2021-01-15 09:46
Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Morning Star Chapel made Leyla Güven a “symbolic member” following a meeting held on Zoom on Thursday night. ...
"96 percent of the media controlled by the government"
ANF - 2021-01-10 14:11
Turkey celebrates "Working Journalists' Day" on January 10. Numerous organizations and individuals - including President Erdogan - have spoken out on the issue of press freedom on this occasion. ...
HDP: Nothing to celebrate for journalists in Turkey on 10 January
ANF - 2021-01-10 10:16
Today is 'Working Journalist Day' but in Turkey journalists has nothing to celebrate said HDP Press and Propaganda deputy co-chair, Tayip Temel. ...
Women journalists in northwest Syria brave daily dangers - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Al Monitor - 2021-01-09 11:25
Mezopotamya Agency journalist Aslan sent to prison
ANF - 2021-01-09 10:44
Repression of journalists continued in Turkey. Mezopotamy Agency correspondent Mehmet Aslan was remanded in custody in Antalya for alleged membership in a terrorist organization. ...
Kurdish journalists appeal for international solidarity as Mesopotamia Agency reporter jailed | Morning Star
Morningstaronline - 2021-01-08 23:36
Iraqi Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate records 138 violations against journalists in 2020
E-Kurd - 2021-01-08 02:06
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate released data on Thursday showing that there were more than 138 incidents in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and nearby areas where press freedom was violated during 2020, which included abuses a ...
Turkish authorities must release Mehmet Aslan and refrain from arresting journalists based on vague investigations: CPJ - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2021-01-06 22:41
CPJ urges Turkey to release pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News’ journalist Mehmet Aslan
E-Kurd - 2021-01-06 16:47
ISTANBUL,— The Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday Turkish authorities should immediately release journalist Mehmet Aslan and cease harassing staffers of the Mezopotamya News Agency. The police in Istanbul arrested Aslan on Tuesday, a reporte ...
Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2021-01-05 19:06
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - January 2021 | WIRED
Wired - 2021-01-05 16:46
79 journalists detained, 24 jailed in Turkey in 2020
ANF - 2021-01-04 14:34
DFG announced that 79 journalists were detained in 2020 and 24 of them were imprisoned. ...
Chinese journalist tops ’10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases focused on threats faced by journalists in 2020 - The Boston Globe
Bostonglobe - 2021-01-04 09:12
Journalists covering story of Kurdish villagers thrown from helicopter detained in dawn raids - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2020-12-29 19:35
More journalists killed outside of war zones in 2020: analysis | TheHill
Thehill - 2020-12-29 19:35
Four journalists killed in Iraq in 2020: RSF
Rûdaw - 2020-12-29 14:46
RSF: At least 50 journalists killed in 2020
ANF - 2020-12-29 11:58
A total of 50 journalists were killed worldwide in 2020, said Reporters Without Borders. ...
RSF Condemns Arrests of Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan | MENAFN.COM
Menafn - 2020-12-27 06:11
CPJ calls on Masrour Barzani to respect press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan: letter
E-Kurd - 2020-12-24 02:52
NEW YORK,— The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) made a direct appeal on Wednesday to Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) premier Masrour Barzani to prevent violations of the rights of journalists and ensure that they are able t ...
CPJ calls on Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to respect press freedom - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2020-12-23 19:57
Prison sentences demanded for journalists criticizing Afrin
ANF - 2020-12-23 16:09
Three left-wing journalists in Turkey are to be sentenced on terror charges for their criticism of Turkey's war of aggression against Afrin. They have already spent several months in pre-trial detention. ...
In Turkey, JIN News Fights for Women's and Journalists' Rights | Voice of America - English
Voanews - 2020-12-22 19:12
Journalists and civil society groups detail human rights abuses committed during Iraqi Kurdistan protests. | Morning Star
Morningstaronline - 2020-12-22 18:26
To finally solve the Hrant Dink murder, Turkey must ‘face itself’ - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2020-12-22 07:08
CFWIJ demands immediate release of journalist Zeynep Durgut
ANF - 2020-12-19 13:36
“Attacks against journalists overshadow press freedom and freedom of expression. Journalism is not a crime and must not be prosecuted as such,” said the CFWIJ on the detention of yet another journalist in Turkey. ...
Four journalists detained in Şırnak
ANF - 2020-12-17 18:28
The Turkish regime’s repression against journalists continues unabated. ...
The Day - Record number of journalists jailed because of their work - News from southeastern Connecticut
Theday - 2020-12-17 10:27
Let Turkey's journalists report freely
Euobserver - 2020-12-16 17:39
Record Number of Journalists Jailed Globally | Voice of America - English
Voanews - 2020-12-16 09:48
Middle East countries amongst highest jailers of journalists in 2020 | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2020-12-15 19:01
Hearing of journalists in solidarity with Özgür Gündem postponed
ANF - 2020-12-15 15:28
The hearing of a lawsuit filed against the journalists who participated in the Editor-in-Chief on Duty campaign launched in solidarity with Özgür Gündem newspaper was held on Tuesday. The hearing was postponed to 4 March. ...
Record number of journalists jailed worldwide - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2020-12-15 11:11
Record number of journalists imprisoned in 2020: report
Thehimalayantimes - 2020-12-15 11:10
Press freedom: Journalists end up in jail for reporting on coronavirus crisis | News | DW | 14.12.2020
DW - 2020-12-15 06:26
RSF says 387 journalists are currently in prison worldwide
ANF - 2020-12-14 12:32
Worldwide, a total of 387 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work, 54 are held hostage and four are missing, says Reporters Without Borders. ...
Kurdish Iraqi forces arrest NRT reporter Karzan Tariq while covering protests in Sulaymaniyah - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2020-12-11 21:15
#HRD2020: Let Turkey’s Journalists Report Freely
ANF - 2020-12-10 19:21
IPI calls on Turkey to mark Human Rights Day by letting journalists report freely. ...
Iraq ranks world's most dangerous country for journalists over 30-year period: press rights group
Rûdaw - 2020-12-10 19:06
Turkey has the highest number of journalists in prison
ANF - 2020-12-10 17:32
The IFJ launches a White Paper on Global Journalism to mark the International Day for Human Rights on 10 December 2020. ...
‘They’re culpable’: the countries supplying the guns that kill Mexico’s journalists | Mexico | The Guardian
The Guardian - 2020-12-09 19:28
Turkish journalist Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years, 3 months in prison - Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ - 2020-12-09 15:08
Second conference of female Kurdish journalists held in Brussels
ANF - 2020-12-09 08:47
At a conference in Brussels, Kurdish female journalists exchanged views on political developments and the requirements for their own work. ...
Turkey arrests Russian journalists for unauthorized filming with a drone | The North Africa Journal
North Africa - 2020-12-07 20:09
Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons | Arab News